The Law in Plain English – Boca Raton ➔ Boynton ➔ West Palm Beach ➔ Jupiter’s Top Criminal Lawyer Joshua LeRoy, ESQ. on:Disorderly Conduct – F.S. 877.03
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There are a list of examples of Disorderly Conduct, ranging from creating loud noises, to fighting, to inciting a riot. A charge of Disorderly Conduct is a misdemeanor. The degree of misdemeanor charge also varies with the severity of the crime, and the punishments include jail time, as well as hefty fines.
The “breach of peace”, as it is often referred to, must be in a public place in order to be considered disorderly conduct, and this must be proven in order to be convicted. Since there are so many variables in Disorderly Conduct cases, it is in your best interest to consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct.
If your charge was issued while you were acting in self-defense, a qualified criminal lawyer can help you build a good defense and assist you in getting past the charge. Depending on your individual situation and charges, your first Amendment right to freedom of speech may protect you from false charges.
Will the charge be recorded on my record?
Every single criminal offense in Florida is qualified to be reported. Also in the event that you were imprisoned, there is consequently a made-public rap sheet, recording that you were arrested.
Numerous towns or districts have mandates for disorderly conduct. These mandates may convey considerably more severe punishments than state statutes. Contact us for a free discussion to focus more precisely what you are accused of and what possible punishments may be.
Will an open disorderly conduct charge hurt my opportunities for future employment?
Even though this is a moderately low level offense contrasted with different offenses (homicide, medication trafficking, theft), your conviction still creates a criminal record. A few job opportunities won’t hire an applicant with a criminal record, particularly if another comparatively qualified candidate has no record. There are numerous examples where individuals not given work opportunities in light of criminal charges.
Is it possible to be convicted because an officer heard you cursing in public?
It is your first amendment right to utilize curse words in most settings. This is including in the presence of officers. Truth be told, cops are required to have the capacity to endure more profanity than a normal person because of their preparedness training. In the event that you were charged basically on the grounds that an officer heard you utilize curse words, you are qualified to have your case totally released.
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with Disorderly Conduct in Palm Beach County (from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and up to Jupiter), or any of the surrounding areas use the form below to drop me a note. Let me know a bit about yourself, what’s happened, and a good time to contact you.
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